Korean J Sports Med.  2017 Jun;35(1):5-9. 10.5763/kjsm.2017.35.1.5.

Golf-related Injury: Upper Extremity

  • 1Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kmseo57608489@gmail.com


Golf has become an increasingly popular sport worldwide. Although often perceived as a leisurely activity, golf can be a demanding sport, which can result in injury, usually from variety of reasons. While the majority of injuries in golf are attributable to overuse, acute traumatic injuries can also occur. As the body is directly linked to the golf club, the upper extremities are especially prone to injury. This article focuses on the upper extremity injuries in golf, including a discussion of the epidemiology, cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries occurring in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.


Golf; Injury; Golf-related injury; Overuse; Upper extremity
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